Archive for the 'MarsEdit' Category

Embedding Video in Posts

To embed videos in your blog post, you have a few options. The easiest is to use a popular video-hosting service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Storing videos on a dedicated video-hosting service ensures you won’t use an excessive amount of bandwidth hosting the video on your own blog’s web hosting server. Video-hosting services also […]

Scheduling Posts for Future Publication

By default, posts that are sent from MarsEdit to your blog are published immediately. Many blog hosting services support a feature that facilitates “scheduled posts”, which are not published immediately when sent to your blog. To take advantage of this, use the Post -> Set Date to set a date in the future when you’d […]

Working with WordPress Blocks

WordPress 5.0, released in 2018, introduced a new concept to the web-based WordPress editor called “blocks”. Blocks are independently editable sections of a post that represent various types of content. Each block represents a section of text, an image, etc. and can be created and manipulated by dragging them around in the post. MarsEdit emphasizes […]

MarsEdit Alternatives

We think MarsEdit is the best way to write and edit blog posts, especially when working on a Mac. But not everybody has the luxury of using a Mac all the time, and even when they do, other options might be preferable for some workflows. Here are some alternatives to MarsEdit that may be more […]

Whitelisting MarsEdit

Among the common connection problems that may prevent MarsEdit from communicating with your blog is the deliberate blocking of WordPress’s API (the interface MarsEdit connects to your blog through) by your web hosting provider, or by a WordPress plugin. In these situations, it can be useful to “whitelist” MarsEdit so that it is allowed to […]

Using Markdown with MarsEdit

For years, MarsEdit has supported Markdown in a manner that makes it easy to write, preview, and publish to a blog without ever working directly with HTML or Rich Text. MarsEdit doesn’t have an explicit “Markdown mode,” but it does support Markdown through its flexible “Preview Filters” mechanism. Here are some guidelines to follow when […]

Web Host Response: humans_21909

Some web hosting companies configure their customers’ sites by default so that they reject requests that match a profile that is deemed to be suspicious. These setups can be particularly vexing, because the connection might work perfectly until one day the content of one of your posts happens to trigger the security warning, and your […]

Micro.blog Support

MarsEdit 4.4 Beta MarsEdit works great with Micro.blog, and even better support is coming with the 4.4 update, which is currently being beta tested. You can download the beta here: Download MarsEdit 4.4b2 This update includes a number of changes specifically for Micro.blog, including: Now an officially supported publishing system Can now edit Page and […]

Migrating Blogger Authentication

In January, 2020, MarsEdit dropped official support for the Blogger.com publishing platform. One of the reasons for dropping support is a change in Google policy that makes it impossible to create new authorizations to Blogger with MarsEdit. Existing MarsEdit customers who have a functioning connection to Blogger may be able to migrate the authentication information […]

WordPress Requires PHP-XML

If you are self-hosting WordPress on your own Linux server, you need to make sure you have installed the PHP-XML module. Without this module, you may see an error from MarsEdit about a failure to “parse the XML document”. This error comes from your WordPress installation, and typically means it doesn’t have the library support […]